Immigrant Visas

The Immigrant Visa Unit has resumed limited immigrant visa operations.  While the appointment availability remains restricted by public health conditions, the Immigrant Visa Unit is currently scheduling visa appointments on a very limited basis in the following categories:

  • Adoptions: appointments for adopted children of U.S. Citizens
  • Spouses, children and parents of U.S. Citizens
  • Fiancées of U.S. Citizens
  • Applicants petitioned by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) whose immigrant visa interviews were scheduled between March 16, 2020 and April 30, 2020, and subsequently canceled due to the closure of routine visa services on March 16, 2020.

NOTE: Immigrant visa applicants seeking an emergency appointment can submit a request as follows:

If your immigrant visa petition is currently at the National Visa Center (NVC), you must submit your request, together with supporting documentation, directly to NVC for consideration. NVC can be contacted at: https://nvc.state.gov/ask

If you have received notification from the National Visa Center that your petition has been transferred to the Immigrant Visa Unit, or you have previously interviewed at the Embassy and were refused, please contact us, summarizing the nature of your emergency and providing supporting documentation.

Applicants covered under one of the categories mentioned above are responsible for monitoring the email addresses they have provided to NVC and/or the Immigrant Visa Unit for updates and scheduling purposes.  Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled interview should expect extended delays before an interview can be rescheduled.

Immigrant Visas